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Salvia greggii 'San Takao'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: San Takao

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive yotedog On Jul 10, 2007, yotedog from Raleigh, NC wrote:

Beautiful salvia, very hardy in a raised bed with sun in my high heat and humidity climate. No pests or disease yet in one growing season.
Edited to say, now in its third season, gets less than a full day's sun (other plants around it have grown), still doing wonderfully and starting to bloom 4/14/09. Absolutely no pest or disease problems to date.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cottonwood, Arizona
Clayton, California
Vista, California
Deland, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Raleigh, North Carolina
Abilene, Texas
Denton, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Midland, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Bothell, Washington

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